Bright light neuro physiotherapy therapy

The therapeutic use of natural light in medicine dates back neuro physiotherapy jobs to the end of the 19th century. Its remarkable effect on the stimulation of the immune system neuro physiotherapy jobs and the fight against infections led to the development of neuro physiotherapy jobs the first light therapy techniques, rewarded in 1903 by the nobel prize in physiology or neuro physiotherapy jobs medicine awarded to the danish doctor niels ryberg finsen. II – what is bright light therapy?

There is no lasting risk of using light therapy. You may experience some side effects when you start the neuro physiotherapy jobs process because your brain adapts to the treatment. These side effects may include headache, nausea, eye strain, and irritability. They are usually quite light and will stop bothering you neuro physiotherapy jobs after a few days of light cure. III – different types of light therapy

The first thing to know is that the protocol is neuro physiotherapy jobs conducted using what is called a light therapy lamp. These emit an intense light source, intended to recreate the feeling of natural light from the neuro physiotherapy jobs outside. One thing to keep in mind when looking for effective neuro physiotherapy jobs treatment, however, is that you want to be sure that the lamp neuro physiotherapy jobs you are going to acquire has enough UV filters.

Note: light therapy may be considered a mild medicine that acts neuro physiotherapy jobs on the secretion of melatonin. This sleep hormone is synthesized by the pineal gland (or epiphysis, which is in the brain), and is supposed to be produced during the night (in the dark). In the case of dysfunction of this mechanism, the biological clock of the body is out of order. However, the light produced by the light therapy lamp, arriving at the retina, will cause a reaction of the epiphysis, which will resynchronize this biological clock by inhibiting the production neuro physiotherapy jobs of melatonin, which will promote waking. V – what are the main principles of bright light therapy?

Bright light therapy is part of the family of phototherapies neuro physiotherapy jobs that use certain light sources (intensities and colors, laser, etc.), sometimes combined with photosensitizers, to treat all kinds of diseases, especially skin diseases. (psoriasis for example) .Light therapy is especially applicable to disorders associated with the neuro physiotherapy jobs disruption of biological rhythms, the best known of which is seasonal depression. *** the internal biological clock, a powerful control center

By penetrating into the body through the eyes, light plays a fundamental role in the regulation of circadian neuro physiotherapy jobs rhythms, that is to say, those which are spread out over a period of about neuro physiotherapy jobs 24 hours (wake-sleep, variations in body temperature and hormonal levels, meals, etc.). These rhythms, which are managed directly by our internal biological clock, are called endogenous. However, many of them may not last exactly 24 hours. They synchronize with external environmental clues, including daylight, in order to maintain the right pace. The light, therefore, participates in the constant regulation of our internal clock. This one also controls other more or less long biological neuro physiotherapy jobs rhythms (the induction of menstruation in women, for example).

If the rhythms that are subject to our internal clock neuro physiotherapy jobs are no longer synchronized with the day and the night, we feel disturbing symptoms. The most glaring example is the jet lag experience that neuro physiotherapy jobs makes us sleepy during the day because our endogenous rhythms neuro physiotherapy jobs are convinced it’s night time. Depending on the signals sent by the internal clock, the body can secrete the sleep hormone (melatonin), day rather than the evening. Depending on the case, we will be able to “put the clock back on time” by exposing ourselves to the light, at a specific moment of the day, and thus make “advance or retreat” its internal clock. Taking melatonin, also at the appropriate time, can also help restore the internal clock setting.

On the other hand, when light enters the eye, it is transformed into electrical signals that, sent to the brain, act on neurotransmitters. One of these, serotonin, often called the “happiness hormone,” regulates mood and governs the production of melatonin, responsible for wake-sleep cycles. Some scientific research indicates that the metabolism of melatonin is neuro physiotherapy jobs disordered in people with seasonal depression. In fact, an abnormally high level of melatonin has been observed during neuro physiotherapy jobs the day, even if exposure to light would reduce its production.

Light therapy can be practiced either in a medical setting neuro physiotherapy jobs by therapists (doctor, psychiatrist, neurologist, naturopath, etc.) or at home. If sessions are scheduled, the approach must be personalized, and a schedule must be established taking into account the neuro physiotherapy jobs hourly and weekly constraints of each patient, the time of year, the possible wearing of corrective lenses or ophthalmological disorders.

To benefit from bright light therapy, one must expose oneself daily to light with a defined neuro physiotherapy jobs spectrum and intensity. The luminous intensity must be greater than 2,000 lux in order to act effectively. For comparison, the brightness of a well-lit office is 300 to 500 lux and that of neuro physiotherapy jobs a fully sunny day can exceed 100,000 lux. The clinically recommended and the recognized standard is a 10,000 lux light exposure at eye level for 30 minutes neuro physiotherapy jobs each day.

For specific care on a body area, the exposure is usually 3 minutes in white light, or for colors: 3 minutes of the main color followed by 30 seconds neuro physiotherapy jobs of the complementary color (for example, red then green, orange then blue, then yellow purple) or 3 minutes only for the indigo color that is neuro physiotherapy jobs balancing. For children under 7 years, the duration is 1 minute and 10 seconds of the neuro physiotherapy jobs complementary color.

There is currently a consensus to recommend treatment in the neuro physiotherapy jobs morning rather than in the evening. For the treatment of children and adolescents (who may also be suffering from seasonal depression), the duration should be less, that is to say, about 15 to 20 minutes per session, but it is important to be vigilant about possible symptoms neuro physiotherapy jobs of agitation caused by bright light therapy. If you think you are suffering from seasonal depression, it may be best to talk to your doctor to neuro physiotherapy jobs make a diagnosis.

In general, the results are felt as early as the first week neuro physiotherapy jobs of treatment, but 4 weeks of use are usually required before observing neuro physiotherapy jobs a clear clinical response and measurable biological changes. Light therapy is effective in about 2 out of 3 neuro physiotherapy jobs patients with seasonal depression. In their case, the symptoms are reduced by 50% to 80%. This rate is comparable to that of antidepressants, but light therapy causes fewer side effects and is less neuro physiotherapy jobs expensive. X – physiological activity of light and type of light used

By its inhibition of the secretion of melatonin, the light allows an improved awakening and a better vigilance. It regulates the biological clock and improves the synchronization of neuro physiotherapy jobs biological rhythms, which will result in better shape and better vital energy. It stimulates the regions of the base of the brain neuro physiotherapy jobs and increases the level of serotonin (neurotransmitter) which has an antidepressant and appetite regulating effect.

The treatment starts in september or october and continues until neuro physiotherapy jobs spring. Some people may also feel the need in the summer neuro physiotherapy jobs if it is gray for several days in a row. The most affected individuals may experience a return of symptoms neuro physiotherapy jobs only after 2 or 3 days of stopping. So, when the beautiful days of spring are coming, it is better to reduce its exposure gradually.

Usually, a mercury lamp is used but other technologies exist. On the other hand, some specialists have reservations about the new light-emitting diode technology that uses shorter wavelengths of a bluish neuro physiotherapy jobs color. It appears that blue light used in the long term neuro physiotherapy jobs could cause apoptosis (cell death) in the retina. So far, only studies in animals have been able to show such neuro physiotherapy jobs an effect. However, it is safer to use light therapy lamps that have neuro physiotherapy jobs proven effective and have been used for more than 20 neuro physiotherapy jobs years without damage in the long term.

The heat released by a white light lamp is the neuro physiotherapy jobs same as that of a regular lamp. When using such an apparatus, the higher the amount of lux, the shorter the treatment. For example, you have to expose yourself for 30 minutes with a neuro physiotherapy jobs lamp that emits 10,000 lux, and 60 minutes if it emits 5,000. The further you stay away from the camera, the longer you have to extend the exposure. XI – light therapy at home

Although some clinics offer the service, bright light therapy treatments are usually done at home. Lighting fixtures, orthopedic appliances, and pharmacy stores provide lamps that are just as effective neuro physiotherapy jobs as those used in the clinic. Make sure that the device does not emit UV light neuro physiotherapy jobs and that the light intensity reaches about 10 000 lux neuro physiotherapy jobs (or 2500 lux in the case of LED lamps). The light field must also be large enough so that neuro physiotherapy jobs you are not confined to a small space during the neuro physiotherapy jobs show. During a session, nothing prevents then to continue its normal activities: reading, work, meals, television, etc., to the extent that the face remains bathed by the neuro physiotherapy jobs light.